Police beat

Clintonville: Burglars targeting televisions, game systems

An East Tulane Road resident contacted police at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 8 to report that someone had broken into his home.

Entry was gained by pushing open a window on the first floor at the back of the house, Columbus police reported. The break-in took place between 2 and 11 that morning. A $1,500 television, game system and games as well as a backpack were stolen. The game system and games were valued at $900.

Another East Tulane Road man told police he woke up at 6 a.m. Sept. 4 to discover his TV and other items were gone. The victim said the residence was broken into sometime after 10 the previous morning. A gaming system worth $500 also was stolen.

In other recent Clintonville-area incident reports from the Columbus Division of Police:

* A $400 digital camera, driver's license, credit card and his military identification were all that an East Weber Road resident could find missing after his home was burglarized between 11 p.m. Sept. 6 and 10 the following morning.

* An East Kelso Road home was broken into by someone who entered through an unlocked front window between 2 and 5:30 a.m. Sept. 4. The victim reported a 60-inch TV valued at $1,000 was taken.

* The home of an East Dunedin Road resident was broken into, she reported Sept. 8 at 8:33 a.m. A $400 TV, $200 gaming system, controllers and games worth $150 and a $750 laptop computer were stolen.

* Two catalytic converters, each valued at $1,000, were reported stolen from a bus parked in the first block of East North Broadway Street sometime after 6 p.m. Sept. 5.

* A car parked on Indianola Avenue was broken into the night of Sept. 4. The front passenger window was broken out sometime after 10:35 p.m., with damage estimated at $500, and textbooks worth $500, a backpack valued at $50 and a $1,300 laptop computer were stolen.

* A $900 generator was stolen from an open garage on Croswell Road between 9 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 2.

* An Arbor Village Drive resident reported his girlfriend slapped him several times about 11 a.m. Sept. 5.

* A North High Street resident reported his $500 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen from in front of his apartment between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7.